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Philip K. Dick - A ​halál útvesztője
A ​LEGKEGYETLENEBB KÉRDÉS: ÉLNI VAGY ÉLNI HAGYNI? A Delmak–O különös telep egy különös bolygón, ahol furcsa társaság verődik össze, eltérő képzettségű és látásmódú emberek, akik nagyrészt elöljáróik utasítására jöttek ide, bár akad olyan is, aki az ima erejével. Amikor a csoport tagjai megpróbálják kideríteni a telep voltaképpeni célját, mégpedig a felettük keringő műhold segítségével, megoldhatatlan technikai problémába ütköznek. Csapdába esnek: sem elmenni nem tudnak, sem segítséget hívni. Végérvényesen magukra maradnak. Hamarosan bizarr, erőszakos események sora veszi kezdetét. Mintha a bolygó puszta légköre paranoiát és pszichózist okozna, minek következtében a kis közösség tagjaiként egymásra utalt emberek ahelyett, hogy összefognának, egymás ellen fordulnak. És ezúttal még az ima sem segít; úgy tűnik, Isten vagy nincs jelen, vagy el akarja pusztítani teremtményeit. Philip K. Dick 1970-es regénye egyszerre metafizikai thriller és az istenség természetéről való elmélkedés.

Arthur C. Clarke - Fritz Leiber - James Blish - Robert Sheckley - Theodore Sturgeon - Walter M. Miller - Damon Knight - Philip K. Dick - Alfred Bester - Frederick Brown - Jerome Bixby - William Tenn - Theodore Cogswell - Ward Moore - William Morrison - Gyilkos Idő
Műfajtörténeti visszapillantásnál – s egy nagyszabású sorozat első darabjaként – így is van ez rendjén. Asimov az 1953-as esztendő legszebb, legértékesebb, legmeghökkentőbb történeteit rendezte kötetbe. A „remekművek” megjelölés aligha könyvkereskedői túlzás: ezek az iskolateremtő alkotások ma egytől egyig klasszikus daraboknak számítanak.

Philip K. Dick - Flow ​My Tears, The Policeman Said
Jason ​Taverner is a Six, the result of top secret government experiments forty years before which produced a handful of unnaturally bright and beautiful people - and he's the prime-time idol of millions until, inexplicably, all record of him is wiped from the databanks of Earth. Suddenly he's a nobody in a police state where nobody is allowed to be a nobody. Will he ever be rich and famous again? Was he, in fact, ever rich and famous?

Philip K. Dick - We ​Can Remember It for You Wholesale
He ​awoke-and wanted Mars. The valleys, he thought. What would it be like to trudge among them? Great and greater yet: the dream grew as he became fully conscious, the dream and the yearning. He could almost feel the enveloping presence of the other world, which only Government agents and high officials had seen. A clerk like himself? Not likely. Novellete-length, this story is the inspiration behind the popular Total Recall movies from 1990 and 2012.

Philip K. Dick - Nick ​and the Glimmung
Nick ​and his family are forced to leave Earth in order for him to keep his cat, Horace - because all pets are now banned, as they use up badly needed resources. They settle on Plowman's Planet, where they discover a variety of strange and wonderful alien lifeforms. But not all of these weird lifeforms are benevolent - and the family is involved in a series of increasingly dangerous mishaps. Can Horace and Nick manage to outwit the Wub, the Werjes, the Trobes - and the most dangerous of all, the Glimmung? Philip K. Dick's only children's book, first published after his death, brings together many of his most famous alien creations in one gently humorous tale.

Philip K. Dick - The ​World Jones Made
Floyd ​Jones is sullen, ungainly, and quite possibly mad, but in a very short time he will rise from telling fortunes at a mutant carnival to convulsing an entire planet. For although Jones has the power to see the future -- a power that makes his life a torment -- his real gift lies elsewhere: in his ability to make people dream again in a world where dreaming has been made illegal, even when the dream is indistinguishable from a nightmare. In Philip K. Dick's unsettling chronicle of the rise and fall of a postnuclear messiah, readers will find a novel that is as minutely realistic as it is prophetic. For along with its engineered mutants, hermaphroditic sex performers, and protoplasmic drifters from the stars, The World Jones Made gives us nothing less than a deadly accurate reading of our own hunger for belief.

Philip K. Dick - Jones ​kezében a világ
Floyd ​Jones egy mogorva, esetlen és feltehetően őrült fickó, mégis igen rövid idő alatt lesz vásári mutatványos mutánsból egy egész bolygó vezetője. Ezt két hihetetlen képességének köszönheti: hogy előre látja a jövőt, és hogy képes rávenni az embereket az álmodozásra egy olyan világban, ahol be lett tiltva. A posztnukleáris messiás baljós története Philip K. Dick keze alatt épp annyira aprólékosan realista írás, mint amennyire profetikus. A bizarr mutánsok, hermafrodita szexelőadók és csillagközi lények mellett a regény halálos pontossággal ábrázolja azt a vágyunkat, hogy higgyünk: valamiben, bármiben.

Philip K. Dick - Tony Parker - Blond - Do ​Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
The ​definitive collection of the illustrated Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? It has inspired and expanded minds since its debut in 1968. It served as the source material for the classic sci-fi film Blade Runner. Now, collected for the first time in one comprehensive edition, Philip K. Dick’s masterpiece Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is fully realized in graphic novel form. This definitive volume compiles all 24 issues of the Eisner Award-nominated series illustrated by artist Tony Parker and color artist Blond with lettering by Richard Starkings, and features essays from Jonathan Lethem, Warren Ellis, Matt Fraction, Ed Brubaker, Tim Powers, James Blaylock, Isa Dick Hackett, and many more.

Philip K. Dick - Dr ​Bloodmoney
Seven ​years after the day of the bombs, Point Reyes was luckier than most places. Its people were reasonably normal - except for the girl with her twin brother growing inside her, and talking to her. Their barter economy was working. Their resident genius could fix almost anything that broke down. But they didn't know they were harbouring the one man who almost everyone left alive wanted killed…

Philip K. Dick - Our ​Friends from Frolix 8
For ​all the strange worlds borne of his vast and vivid imagination, Philip K. Dick was largely concerned with humanity’s most achingly familiar heartaches and struggles. In Our Friends From Frolix 8, he clashes private dreams against public battles in a fast-paced and provocative tale that ultimately addresses our salvation both as individuals and a whole. Nick Appleton is a menial laborer whose life is a series of endless frustrations. Willis Gram is the despotic oligarch of a planet ruled by big-brained elites. When they both fall in love with Charlotte Boyer, a feisty black marketer of revolutionary propaganda, Nick seems destined for doom. But everything takes a decidedly unpredictable turn when the revolution’s leader, Thors Provoni, returns from ten years of intergalactic hiding with a ninety-ton protoplasmic slime that is bent on creating a new world order. Winner of both the Hugo and John W. Campbell awards for best novel, widely regarded as the premiere science fiction writer of his day, and the object of cult-like adoration from his legions of fans, Philip K. Dick has come to be seen in a literary light that defies classification in much the same way as Borges and Calvino. With breathtaking insight, he utilizes vividly unfamiliar worlds to evoke the hauntingly and hilariously familiar in our society and ourselves.

Philip K. Dick - The ​Exegesis of Philip K. Dick
"A ​great and calamitous sequence of arguments with the universe: poignant, terrifying, ludicrous, and brilliant. The Exegesis is the sort of book associated with legends and madmen, but Dick wasn’t a legend and he wasn’t mad. He lived among us, and was a genius."—Jonathan Lethem Based on thousands of pages of typed and handwritten notes, journal entries, letters, and story sketches, The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick is the magnificent and imaginative final work of an author who dedicated his life to questioning the nature of reality and perception, the malleability of space and time, and the relationship between the human and the divine. Edited and introduced by Pamela Jackson and Jonathan Lethem, this will be the definitive presentation of Dick’s brilliant, and epic, final work. In The Exegesis, Dick documents his eight-year attempt to fathom what he called "2-3-74," a postmodern visionary experience of the entire universe "transformed into information." In entries that sometimes ran to hundreds of pages, Dick tried to write his way into the heart of a cosmic mystery that tested his powers of imagination and invention to the limit, adding to, revising, and discarding theory after theory, mixing in dreams and visionary experiences as they occurred, and pulling it all together in three late novels known as the VALIS trilogy. In this abridgment, Jackson and Lethem serve as guides, taking the reader through the Exegesis and establishing connections with moments in Dick’s life and work.

Philip K. Dick - The ​Eye of The Sibyl
Many ​thousands of readers consider Philip K. Dick the greatest science fiction mind on any planet. Since his untimely death in 1982, interest in Dick's works has continued to mount and his reputation has been further enhanced by a growing body of critical attention. The Philip K. Dick Award is now given annually to a distinguished work of science fiction, and the Philip K. Dick Society is devoted to the study and promulgation of his works. This collection includes all of the writer's earliest short and medium-length fiction (including some previously unpublished stories) covering the years 1952-1955. These fascinating stories include We Can Remember It for You Wholesale, The Cookie Lady, The World She Wanted, and many others. "A useful acquisition for any serious SF library or collection". -- Kirkus Reviews "The collected stories of Philip K. Dick is awe inspiring". -- The Washington Post "More than anyone else in the field, Mr. Dick really puts you inside people's minds". -- Wall Street Journal

Philip K. Dick - Különvélemény
Kevés ​olyan science fiction írót ismerünk, akinek hatása egyformán meghatározó eleme napjaink populáris és magas kultúrájának. Philip K. Dick közülük való. Sokszor tébolyodottnak tűnő, mégis kétségtelenül zseniális látnoki megnyilatkozásai korunk alapvető kérdéseit feszegetik. Így talán nem véletlen, hogy egymást követik az írásaiból készült filmfeldolgozások. Példa erre a Szárnyas fejvadász, az Emlékmás, az Imposztor, és a Különvélemény is. Történetei egyszerre vetették meg napjaink népszerű negatív utópiáinak - a cyberpunk műfajának - alapjait, és ötvözték a korabeli amerikai sci-fit egyfajta borongós, cinikus társadalomkritikával. Ilyen novella a Különvélemény is, melyben a rendőrség látnokok segítségével bukkan a még meg sem történt - bűncselekmények nyomára. A rendszer félelmetes hatékonysággal működik mindaddíg, amíg meg nem vádolnak egy zsarut, akinek ezután nem marad más választása, mint menekülni, és válaszokat találni a kínzó kérdésekre: valóban gyilkosságot fog elkövetni? Milyen szerepet játszott eddig az embertelen gépezet működésében? És legfőképpen: kicsoda ő egyáltalán.

Philip K. Dick - Beyond ​Lies The Wub
A ​matchless display of Philip K. Dick's quirky, humorous, idiosyncratically philosophical world view. With one exception, all the stories of this volume were written over a nine-month period between 1951 and 1952, when Dick was making his first impact as a writer.

Philip K. Dick - Counter-Clock ​World
In ​Counter-Clock World, one of the most theologically probing of all of Dick’s books, the world has entered the Hobart Phase–a vast sidereal process in which time moves in reverse. As a result, libraries are busy eradicating books, copulation signifies the end of pregnancy, people greet with, “Good-bye,” and part with, “Hello,” and underneath the world’s tombstones, the dead are coming back to life. One imminent old-born is Anarch Peak, a vibrant religious leader whose followers continued to flourish long after his death. His return from the dead has such awesome implications that those who apprehend him will very likely be those who control the fate of the world.

Philip K. Dick - Az ​utolsó tréfa
Newer ​York városa túlélte ugyan a holokausztot, de nagy árat fizetett érte: merev erkölcsi törvények uralják, fürge robotok figyelik az emberek viselkedését, a legkisebb kihágás is személyes katasztrófát vonhat maga után. Allen Purcell ama kevesek közé tartozik, akik szó szerint képesek megváltoztatni a világot, és amikor olyan kormányzati állást ajánlanak neki, ahol a közerkölcs felelőse lehet, elhatározza, hogy változtat, amin csak tud. Ehhez azonban tenni kéne valamit azzal a fejjel a szekrényben… Philip K. Dick korai regénye lebilincselő és ijesztő tanmese egy olyan társadalomról, amely a rend fenntartása érdekében bármit képes feláldozni, még a saját szabadságát is.

Philip K. Dick - The ​Unteleported Man
In ​this wry, paranoid vision of the future, overpopulation has turned cities into cramped industrial anthills. For those sick of this dystopian reality, one corporation, Trails of Hoffman, Inc., promises an alternative: Take a teleport to Whale's Mouth, a colonized planet billed as the supreme paradise. The only catch is that you can never come back. When a neurotic man named Rachmael ben Applebaum discovers that the promotional films of happy crowds cheering their newfound existence on Whale's Mouth are faked, he decides to pilot a spaceship on the eighteen-year journey there to see if anyone wants to return.

Philip K. Dick - A ​Maze of Death
Fourteen ​people arrive on the strange planet of Delmark-O; they have nothing in common other than a desire to make a fresh start. And they have no idea why they are there and no way of escaping. And then the first murder takes place...

Philip K. Dick - Beyond ​the Door
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.

Philip K. Dick - A ​Scanner Darkly
Substance ​D - otherwise known as Death - is the most dangerous drug ever to find its way onto the black market. It destroys the links between the brain's two hemispheres, leading first to disorentation and then to complete and irreversible brain damage. Bob Arctor, undercover narcotics agent, is trying to find a lead to the source of supply, but to pass as an addict he must become a user, and soon, without knowing what is happening to him, he is as dependent as any of the addicts he is monitoring.

Philip K. Dick - The ​Book of Philip K. Dick
The ​nine short stories in this anthology are all from the 1950's, when Dick was just beginning as a science fiction writer, and before he hit his stride as a writer of reality-bending novels.

Philip K. Dick - Lies, ​Inc.
A ​masterwork by Philip K. Dick, this is the final, expanded version of the novellla The Unteleported Man, which Dick worked on shortly before his death. In Lies, Inc., fans of the science fiction legend will immediately recognize his hallmark themes of life in a security state, conspiracy, and the blurring of reality and illusion. This publication marks its first complete appearance in the United States. In this wry, paranoid vision of the future, overpopulation has turned cities into cramed industrial anthills. For those sick of this dystopian reality, one corporation, Trails of Hoffman, Inc., promises an alternative: Take a teleport to Whale's Mouth, a colonized planet billed as the supreme paradise. The only catch is that you can never comeback. When a neurotic man named Rachmael ben Applebaum discovers that the promotional films of happy crowds cheering their newfound existence on Whale's Mouth are faked, he decides to pilot a scapeship on the eighteen-year journey there to see if anyone wants to return.

Philip K. Dick - The ​Divine Invasion
What ​if God were alive and in exile on a distant planet? And what if He wanted to come back? This is the unsettling and exhilirating premise of The Divine Invasion, the second novel in the trilogy that includes _VALIS_ and _The Transmigration of Timothy Archer._

Philip K. Dick - Second ​Variety
The ​stories within SECOND VARIETY were written between 1952 and 1955, while America was in the grip of McCarthyism. The concerns of the time are reflected in stories such as 'Second Variety', which tells of an endless war fought by ever more cunning and sophisticated robots, or 'Imposter' where a man accused of being an alien spy finds his whole identity called into question. Using his marvellously varied, quirky and idiosyncratic style, Dick speaks up for ordinary people against militarism, paranoia and xenophobia.

Philip K. Dick - Now ​Wait for Last Year
First, ​Gino Molinari was assassinated by a political Rival. Then he died of a heart attack. But now he is back, younger and more vigorous than ever, giving Earth new hope of survival in the war against the alien reegs. But is this really Molinari, or a robant masquerading as Earth's overlord? Whatever the truth, only he can save the Solar System - if he can stay alive long enough, or at least not stay dead for too long.

Philip K. Dick - Tony Parker - Blond - Do ​Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
The ​definitive collection of the illustrated Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? It has inspired and expanded minds since its debut in 1968. It served as the source material for the classic sci-fi film Blade Runner. Now, collected for the first time in one comprehensive edition, Philip K. Dick’s masterpiece Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is fully realized in graphic novel form. This definitive volume compiles all 24 issues of the Eisner Award-nominated series illustrated by artist Tony Parker and color artist Blond with lettering by Richard Starkings, and features essays from Jonathan Lethem, Warren Ellis, Matt Fraction, Ed Brubaker, Tim Powers, James Blaylock, Isa Dick Hackett, and many more.

Philip K. Dick - Do ​Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (Oxford Bookworms)
Description San ​Francisco lies under a cloud of radioactive dust. People live in half-deserted apartment buildings, and keep electric animals as pets because so many real animals have died. Most people emigrate to Mars - unless they have a job to do on Earth. Like Rick Deckard - android killer for the police and owner of an electric sheep. This week he has to find, identify, and kill six androids which have escaped from Mars. They're machines, but they look and sound and think like humans - clever, dangerous humans. They will be hard to kill. The film Blade Runner was based on this famous novel. Key features Word count 31,300

Philip K. Dick - Csordulj, ​könnyem, mondta a rendőr
_Az ​elmélet megváltoztatja a valóságot, amit leír._ Jason Taverner egy titkos kormányprogram végterméke, egyike azoknak a genetikailag megváltoztatott embereknek, akiket csak úgy neveznek: a hatosok. Jelenleg kirobbanóan népszerű televíziós személyiség, igazi sztár egy hetente jelentkező tévéműsorban. Egy nap azonban gyilkossági kísérletet követnek el ellene, és az eszméletét visszanyerve egy másik világban találja magát. Illetve mégsem. A mindenható rendőrség által szigorúan ellenőrzött világ ugyanaz maradt. Egy dolgot kivéve. Ebben a valóságban senki nem hallott Jason Tavernerről. Itt ő csak egy hivatalos papírok nélküli üldözött, akinek egyetlen esélye van a túlélésre: ha megtalálja saját magát.

Philip K. Dick - Voices ​from the Street
Voices ​from the Street is not science fiction, but rather an American realist novel. Stuart Hadley is a young radio-electronics salesman in early 1950s Oakland, California. Hadley is also an angry young man - an artist, a dreamer, a screw-up. He has what many would consider the ideal life; a nice house, a pretty wife, a decent job with prospects for advancement, but he still feels unfulfilled; something is missing from his life. He first tries to fill his void with drinking and sex, and then with religious fanaticism, but nothing seems to work, and it is driving him crazy. He reacts to his wife's love and the kindness of his employer with anxiety and fear. This is the story of Hadley's descent into depression and madness, and the story of his redemption. Voices from the Street is one of the earliest books that Philip K. Dick ever wrote, and his only novel that has never been published, not even in a small-press edition. Mostly known in his lifetime as a science fiction writer, Philip K. Dick has developed a reputation as an American writer whose powerful vision became an ironic reflection of the present. This novel completes the publication of his canon.

Philip K. Dick - The ​Penultimate Truth
World ​War III is raging - or so the millions of people crammed in their underground tanks believe. For fiteen years, subterranean humanity has been fed on daily broadcasts of a never-ending nuclear destruction, sustained by a belief in the all powerful Protector. Now someone has gone to the surface and found no destruction, no war. The authorities have been telling a massive lie. Now the search begins to find out why.

Philip K. Dick - Do ​Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
World ​War Terminus had left the Earth devastated. Through its ruins, bounty hunter Rick Deckard stalked, in search of the renegade replicants who were his prey. When he wasn't 'retiring' them with his laser weapon, he dreamed of owning a live animal -- the ultimate status symbol in a world all but bereft of animal life. Then Rick got his chance: the assignment to kill six Nexus-6 targets, for a huge reward. But in Deckard's world things were never that simple, and his assignment quickly turned into a nightmare kaleidoscope of subterfuge and deceit -- and the threat of death for the hunter rather than the hunted...

Philip K. Dick - The ​Gun
The ​Captain peered into the eyepiece of the telescope. He adjusted the focus quickly. "It was an atomic fission we saw, all right," he said presently. He sighed and pushed the eyepiece away. "Any of you who wants to look may do so. But it's not a pretty sight." "Let me look," Tance the archaeologist said. He bent down to look, squinting. "Good Lord!" He leaped violently back, knocking against Dorle, the Chief Navigator. But when they got there, nothing moved or stirred. Everything was silent, dead. Only the gun showed signs of life . . . and the trespassers had wrecked that for all time. The return journey to pick up the treasure would be a cinch . . .

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